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Re: SCO moronic loss in Novell suit

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: SCO moronic loss in Novell suit
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 16:12:21 -0000
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RJack <> writes:

> SCO lost its meaningless copyright suit with Novell yesterday.

Well, it was a "slander of copyright" suit.  AFAICT, the jury decided
that SCO did not get the copyrights in the first place, so that puts a
rather heavy damper on the slander theory.  I don't consider it likely
they'll go for "attempted slander" instead, like "everybody believed we
had the copyrights, including Novell, and they are certainly as
surprised as we are that they _did_ retain them", but you never know
with them.

However, what they still want to see the judge decide is whether they
_should_ get the copyrights.

>From Groklaw:

    Update 5: And now we hear from SCO's attorney, Stuart Singer, that
    SCO will ask the judge to give them the copyrights, despite the
    jury's verdict:

        "Obviously, we're disappointed in the jury's decision," said SCO
        trial lawyer Stuart H. Singer. "We were confident in the case,
        but there's some important claims remaining to be decided by a

        SCO will ask U.S. District Judge Ted Stewart to award the
        copyrights to SCO "even if we didn't have them before," he
        said. "It's a setback, but it's not over."

They really are inventive about keeping the mill rolling and the money
burning.  And if they manage to annoy the judge enough to cause him to
omit dotting one i, pop, there goes the next round of appeal.

They'll manage to burn through all money until they have to declare
bankruptcy.  Wait, they already did.  And they _still_ manage to keep
burning through their creditors' money.

They really turn this into an art form.

David Kastrup

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